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Dean of WKU Libraries: Susann deVries | 270-745-5055 | susann.devries@wku.edu


Department Chair: Laura DeLancey | 270-745-3979 | laura.delancey@wku.edu

The Department of Library Public Services at Western Kentucky University support students, faculty, staff, and the public through its print and electronic collections. The department provides individualized research support and reference services in person, or through email, phone, or chat. Library faculty work closely with our colleagues across the disciplines to develop custom instruction sessions focused on using the library, research, and information literacy.

Department Head: Deana Groves | 270-745-6151 | deana.groves@wku.edu

The Department of Library Technical Services (DLTS) is composed of three areas: Continuing Resources, Bibliographic Access, and Acquisitions/Collection Services. DLTS is responsible for acquiring, organizing, cataloging and providing access to books, serials, non-print items, and electronic resources; binding and preserving materials for extended use in the collection; providing access to multiple resources that enhance and support research and lifelong learning through the online library catalog, Internet resources, print collections, and emerging forms of information acquisition and access; providing technological support and enhancements to library faculty and staff. In the search for wisdom and knowledge, we provide users with information, collections, and connections.

Department Head (Interim): Susann deVries | 270-745-5055 | susann.devries@wku.edu

Library Special Collections acquires and preserves materials primarily related to Kentucky and Kentuckians, with the objective of making them available to researchers interested in the state, its people and their relationship to the world. Visit us to learn about the Civil War, World War II, Kentucky authors, Mammoth Cave, Western Kentucky University, genealogy, folklore, Kentucky Shakers, politics and much more!  


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 Last Modified 8/18/21